04/22/2014 3:17PM

Trainer Larry Jones released from hospital

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Barbara D. Livingston
Trainer Larry Jones was released from the hospital on Tuesday, just three days after suffering multiple internal injuries in a spill at Delaware Park.

Trainer Larry Jones was released from a Delaware hospital Tuesday, just three days after suffering multiple internal injuries in a spill at Delaware Park.

According to a post on the Facebook page of Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm, Jones “is resting comfortably in his own bed, in Newark, Del. Cindy and Larry are so happy to be home. He has some follow-up appointments to monitor his recovery and the doctor asked him not to go back to work for four weeks.”

Porter, in a phone interview, said Larry’s wife, Cindy, told him that Larry “excelled at physical therapy” on Tuesday morning, which led to doctors releasing him.

Jones, 57, had bleeding on the brain, suffered two fractured ribs, and had a bruised lung as a result of being thrown by a horse during training hours Saturday morning at Delaware Park.

Jones was placed into an induced coma on Saturday as doctors monitored two hematomas on his brain. He was taken out of the coma on Sunday.

“He recovered unbelievably fast,” Porter said.

Jones has trained multiple graded stakes winners in his career topped by Havre de Grace, the 2011 Horse of the Year. He won the Kentucky Oaks twice with Proud Spell and Believe You Can and twice finished second in the Kentucky Derby with Hard Spun and Eight Belles.

Jones, who wintered at Fair Grounds, just recently moved his stable to Delaware Park.